Source: Backhaus, Die Kriegsgefangenen in Deutschland, Photo 97, 1915, 61.

From Pursuit of an "unparalleled opportunity": American YMCA and prisoner of war diplomacy among the Central Power nations during World War I, 1914-1923 by Kenneth Steuer

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  • Two mobile disinfection machines stand outside the barracks in the compound at Sagan. The sanitary personnel “shovel” prisoner clothing from the baskets into the disinfection chamber to avoid contamination. The prevention of epidemics was a high priority for German prison administrators and the disinfection machines helped kill lice and other conveyers of disease. Source: Backhaus, Die Kriegsgefangenen in Deutschland, Photo 97, 1915, 61.